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  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin
  • USDA announces first update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday the first new regulations for poultry inspection since 1957. The rules, which were finalized Thursday, require plants to conduct their own testing and sampling of birds for the first...

    Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner

    Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner
    In 2007, the world got a glimpse of a calamitous future in Disney's "Bee Movie." The cartoon allegory not so gently animated the disastrous consequences that would result with the absence of honeybees. That prospect raises significant concerns....

    Bee demise has been greatly exaggerated: Front Burner

    Reports in the media of a coming bee-apocalypse would particularly concern residents of the Sunshine State. Florida is home to a booming $9 billion citrus industry employing nearly 76,000 locals. As several citrus varieties require honeybee pollination to...

    California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level

    California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level
    More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday. According to the U.S. Drought...